We are seeking a highly motivated,
enthusiastic, outstanding teacher, with expert knowledge and understanding of
Early Years practice, to take on the role of Leading Practitioner at Ridgeway.
This is a demanding
and exciting leadership role, requiring excellent collaborative and organisational
skills. The successful candidate will be innovative and flexible in their
approach, able to think creatively, problem solve, use initiative and take
responsibility. They will be able to
demonstrate an infectious enthusiasm for working with children.
Candidates should be
able to demonstrate excellence in primary age teaching, including in EYFS and
will have a sustained history of improving teaching and learning beyond their
own classroom. They will possess an excellent understanding of the components
that comprise outstanding teaching and learning and be able to apply and
promote our teaching and learning policy and approach to all stakeholders.
As part of the Senior Leadership Team,
the Leading Practitioner will act as a role model, promoting our ethos, values
and approach and holding high expectations of themselves and others. They will
promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the role. Initially,
they will have the strategic overview of EYFS provision and its development at
Ridgeway and will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of EYFS. They
will lead, develop and support the improvement of teaching skills in EYFS and
across the school, and work as a team to ensure all children maximise their
potential, make excellent progress and achieve the highest possible outcomes. They
will be committed to safeguarding children and have a good understanding of
safeguarding policy and procedures and be able to put this into practice.
is a class-based role with a regular in-reach commitment.
What we offer:
children are independent thinkers and problem solvers who enjoy a challenge;
they are motivated by our creative curriculum, where their ideas and questions
help to shape the learning. We aim for our children to become the innovators
who will go on to shape our world positively in the future, and with this in
mind, we equip them with the necessary life skills and develop their social responsibility.
We are proud of the quality relationships and the atmosphere of mutual trust
and respect within our school community that enables everyone to feel safe,
valued and happy here. Ridgeway is a stimulating and supportive environment for
staff, where everyone is a learner. We have a clear focus on pedagogy,
research, training and development and all practitioners are encouraged to be
creative, collaborative, responsible, resilient and reflective in everything
If you are an experienced and successful leader with
expertise in EYFS, who shares our ethos, values and vision, come and be part of
our dynamic staff team who are passionate about ‘Nurturing every child for
For a taste of our school, you can visit
our website on https://www.ridgewayprimaryschool.org.uk/
Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and references. Promoting equality and diversity.
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